Clothes shopping has always been a mixed bag for me. I’ve been overweight most of my life, so the choices were limited. I tended to buy things based on the simple criteria that if it fit more or less ok, I would get it. There’s a LOT of stuff that doesn’t fit if you are plus size.
Now that I can shop in regular stores (having lost 60+ lbs in the last 2.5 years), shopping is more of a pleasure But it can still be time consuming and sometimes frustrating. The idea of having someone else pick out some items based on style and size questions I answered and sending them to me, sounded easy and fun. I decided to give Stitch Fix, a subscription box shopping service, a try. Getting the box in the mail WAS fun, and having the items at home with my own clothes to try on with the stuff that they sent me was great.
I realized some of the answers I provided needed to be edited to be more specific about what I wanted. In my first box, I got two pair of pants: both ankle length and skinny cut. The first, by Level 99, were my size but much too snug and made my legs look like sausages. Return.
Embellished jeans by Driftwood were next, not quite as tight but still, not keepers for me. The ankle length and decoration at the end of the pants leg made my short legs look even shorter. I can’t decide if I liked the zippered pockets but it was a moot point.
A soft cardigan by Mix by 41 Hawthorne (I couldn’t find a direct link to them) was snug in the arms, had too much polyester (which makes me itch), and I didn’t like the color. So another return.
I was tempted by this Kate Spade silver bangle. But what I took to be a little heart was really a spade (doh!) and I decided it was a little pricey. You can see from the photo, I hadn’t yet figured out it was a spade.
But wait, there is still one more item! A pretty flowered navy skirt with a scalloped hem by Skies Are Blue.
I enjoyed the whole experience and I’ve gone online to provide feedback on the items I returned. I’m looking forward to my box in February and I’m very happy with my new skirt! In the process of trying on the items I received, I ended up going through my closet and trying on things I haven’t worn for awhile. I weeded out items that may look good on the hanger or be a fantastic color, but I’m just not wearing them. I also figured out pieces that I’ll be looking for to fill some gaps. A satisfying project all around.
(Apologies for the less than stellar photos. It was evening by lamp light).
Thank you for the visit.